Title: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Author: Barack Obama
Biographies would always have a big part in my reading life. For it provides an easy access to anybody’s inspirational and successful life. Seems like all your dreams can also become a reality too – just like them. This book is of no difference in terms of inspiring me to become a better version of myself and who knows, it may have the same impact to you as well.
Barack’s life can be compared to a colorful painting because ever since he was young, he has been exposed to different culture and adventure.
He is a son to a black man and a white woman. Although it may seem ordinary nowadays, back in the days, it was not as often as it is today. It’s refreshing to know how a future president of the USA thinks. Future it is because he wrote this memoir when he was only 33 years old. This edition also has a letter that Barrack wrote 10 years after this book was published. It’s like talking to a younger version of yourself.
He writes so well and his way of describing the details of a scenario was vivid as if you were one of the characters.
At a very young age, he was exposed to the dark realities of a multi racial man. He finds himself in the middle of the battleground. He was raised by an American family but his physical features says otherwise.
Well, I have a little to no knowledge in terms of racial discrimination for its not that much of an issue from where I am right now. But then I can sense the conundrum and the confusion brought about by this circumstance to the young Barack, as he was growing up.
On top of which, he was also able to stay for awhile in Indonesia which exposes him to three different world and culture.
No wonder, he was able to touch so many hearts and inspire more people. It’s like getting a feel of Barrack’s childhood, his dreams, his relationship which his father and his emotional struggle to fit in a world he thought he belongs.
If you want an inspirational read, then this book can be good for you.
Very clear informative information. A Great reading book for all age groups. Highly recommended for for research and term papers. Our beloved President was very candid speaking about his struggle with the constitution while he attended law school…..
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